• Meridian Bridge

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    Fire Prevention Week

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    Lewis & Clark Lake

  • Yankton 4th of July Fireworks

    Yankton's annual 4th of July fireworks show over the Missouri River.

  • Jim River Bridge

    Jim River Bridge

  • Lake Area Trail

    Lake Area Trail

  • Meridian Bridge Moonlight

    Meridian Bridge Moonlight

  • Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

    Lewis & Clark Recreation Area

  • Walnut Street

    Walnut Street

  • Bragging Rights

    Bragging Rights

  • Downtown Streetscape

    Yankton's Downtown

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Missouri River Bluffs

  • 4th of July

    4th of July Fireworks Show

  • Riverside Park

    Riverside Park

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    Meridian Bridge Fog

  • Meridian Bridge Winter

    Meridian Bridge Winter

  • Meridian Bridge Fall

    Yankton Meridian Bridge Fall

  • Lewis & Clark Lake

    Lewis & Clark Lake walking trails.

  • Rockin' Ribfest

    June 3-4

  • Yankton Marina

    Yankton Marina

  • Yankton Missouri River

    Yankton Missouri River

  • Fishing the Missouri

    Missouri River Yankton

  • Meridian Bridge

    Meridian Bridge

  • Ice Sailing

    Missiouri River Ice Sailing

  • Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

    Yankton Riverside Park Winter View

  • Missouri River Yankton

    Merry Christmas

  • Yankton Discovery Bridge

    Yankton Discovery Bridge

Single Stream Recycling

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Single Stream Recycling?

The City of Yankton will move to single stream collection of recyclables by May 2017.  Single stream recycling is a system in which all recyclables, including newspaper, magazines, cardboard, plastic, aluminum and tin cans, and glass jars and bottles are comingled in a single red 95 gallon single stream recycling roll cart.  At the same time, customers will begin using 95 gallon roll cart for solid waste.  The 95 gallon garbage roll cart will take the place of two 33 gallon garbage cans that residents currently use.  Until single stream is implemented and you receive your new carts, please continue to sort your recyclables. 

The new carts will begin to be distributed the week of April 17, 2017.  Cart distribution to all households on the City of Yankton residential solid waste routes is expected to take 3-4 weeks to complete.  Residents may begin to use their carts immediately when they receive them.  Along with the roll carts, residents will receive a packet of information explaining the new collection methods.  The information packet will contain answers to questions residents may have about the new carts.  

What CAN I recycle?

What CAN'T I recycle?

 What CAN I recycle?  What CAN'T I recycle?


Have more questions about single stream recycling?

In addition, below are answers to some of the most common questions residents have had about the solid waste collection changes.  Residents may also contact the Department of Public Works at 668-5211.

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Are different size / color roll carts available?

  • Is recycling mandatory and am I required to participate?

  • Will my private hauler offer single stream collection?

  • Will I still be able to drop off recyclables at the transfer station and recycling collection trailer?

  • Do I have to store the carts inside?

  • Will my garbage collection rate increase?

  • Do I have to buy the new roll carts?

  • What will the carts look like?

  • Will this change where my garbage and recyclable are picked up?

  • Will this change when my garbage is collected?

  • How often will the carts be collected?

Adam Haberman, Public Works Director 
416 Walnut Street
Yankton, SD 57078
Phone: (605) 668-5251